How to Turn a Layover into a Mini-Vacation

By May 28, 2015 Planning, Traveling
Young Man Sitting On Suitcase And Calling By Cellphone

Nonstop flights are seemingly the holy grail of travel, but with a little determination and some planning, you can turn your once-undesirable layover into a mini-vacation of its own.

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6 Helpful Tips for Packing a Carry-On Bag

By May 27, 2015 Traveling

Although checking luggage may be necessary for longer trips, I have decided to eliminate the “baggage claim game” all together by packing only a carryon bag for my upcoming trip to Tulum, Mexico. With limited space in your carry-on bag, it can be difficult to know what to pack and what to leave at home.

If your weekend getaway trip is quickly approaching, don’t fret! We’ve compiled 6 helpful tips for packing a carry-on bag.

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5 Tips for Spontaneous Travel Ideas

By May 26, 2015 Traveling
Chicago map

Most people think that travel and spontaneity don’t always go together. After all, to really enjoy a vacation and see the “best” of everything out there, you need to plan, plan, plan.

Not true.

In fact, adding a little spontaneity into your travels, even those well planned trips, can add a lot of fun and even some new memories. Even if you are not spontaneous by nature, or feel like you want to make the most out of any trip you’re on, there is always time to add a little bit of unexpected to you plans.

There is plenty of fun to be had during your time off, even over a weekend. So think about how you can add a few spontaneous travel ideas to your summer with a couple of helpful tips.

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5 Tips to Travel Solo on a Budget

By May 21, 2015 Saving

Traveling solo is one of the biggest adventures you can take. It can be a bit scary but also very exhilarating at the same time. There are a ton of benefits anyone can get from traveling solo, and it can actually be a lot less expensive than you think. You’d be surprised at some of the ways you can travel solo on a budget.

Let’s take a look at five tips.

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Tips to Save on Airfare

By May 14, 2015 Saving
at the airport

You’ve decided on a destination, booked your hotel, and planned all of these great activities for your next vacation. There’s just one final — and very important — step: securing your flights! If you’re stuck when it comes to snagging great deals on airfare, consider some of these tried-and-true tips to get the best value when you fly the friendly skies.

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Essential Beach Bag Packing Checklist

By May 9, 2015 Traveling

Time to load up the car and head out for some sand and surf! Depending on where you live, it may have been a while since you’ve been to the beach, so we’ve compiled this list as a refresher. Some of these items might seem obvious, but you can never be too prepared for a day of fun in the sun!

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RV Checklist: Things to Check Before You Hit the Road 🚙

By May 7, 2015 Traveling
Camper van on the beach

From the Grand Canyon to the beaches of L.A., from the hot springs of Yellowstone down to the Jazz-filled streets of New Orleans, your RV can take you there. The sights and adventures along the way will be wonderful, but all those miles can wear down your RV.

If it isn’t in top condition, you might find yourself in some tight spots while on the road. Flat tires and engine problems might be just the tip of the iceberg, so it’s important to make sure your RV is in good condition before you hit the road.

Here’s a checklist to help ensure your vehicle is prepared for the road ahead.

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5 Types of Summer Vacations

By May 5, 2015 Traveling

You have worked hard all year and it is finally time to give yourself a break. With fifty states and hundreds of thousands of activities to choose from throughout the country, we know vacation planning can become overwhelming. Fortunately, we have you covered.

Our team at wanted to make it as easy as possible for you to plan your next trip. We invite you to explore the following 5 Types of Summer Vacations.

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Refresh During Your Layover

By April 15, 2015 Traveling
Airplane at the Airport

Travel days are almost always tiring, but when you have a long layover, it can be completely exhausting. Sure, there are benefits to a long layover, like not having to run from Terminal A to Terminal Z to catch your flight, being able to browse shops and restaurants, and even getting some needed shut-eye.

Here are our top 5 tips to help you refresh during your layover:

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4 Ways to Show Your Loved Ones You Care While You’re Traveling

By April 1, 2015 Traveling

Whether you find yourself traveling for business or for pleasure, the time spent away from your family and loved ones can prove difficult. Show them you care by sending a thoughtful postcard or a savory gift basket, or give them a video call to connect in real-time while you’re miles away. And don’t forget to pick up a meaningful souvenir.

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